Lot 8
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ANDY WARHOL | Campbell's soup II

150,000 - 200,000 EUR
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  • Andy Warhol
  • Campbell's soup II
  • signed and numbered 40/250 on the reverse (each)
  • 89 x 58,5 cm (chaque); 35  5/16  x 35  1/16  in. (each)
portfolio of ten screenprints on paperExecuted in 1969, this work is number 40 from an edition of 250 plus 26 artist proofs, printed by Salvatore Silkscreen Co., Inc., New York and published by Factory Additions, New York.


Arman Collection, New York
Acquired from the above by the current owners


Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou;  Tokyo, Sezon Museum of Art; Kobe, Musée d'art moderne de Hyogo,  Art & Pub : art  et publicité, 1890-1990, 31 October 1990 – 23 December 1991


Frayda Feldman, Jörg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints, A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, Milan, 1997, pp. 70-71, illustrated in colour
Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Galerie Beaubourg II, 1988-1994, Paris, 2009, pp. 26, 96, illustrated in colour 
Marianne et Pierre Nahon, Dictionnaire amoureux illustré de l'Art moderne et contemporain, Gründ, 2018, illustrated on the cover and backcover


The full sheets, the colours fresh, in good condition, several sheets with abrasions and associated indentations in the silver at upper centre and occasionally in the unprinted area above, occasional light scuffs (mostly in the red areas), occasional soft creases (mostly at the sheet edges), several sheets with a few tiny nicks at the extreme edges (associated with framing), adhesive residue mainly at lower right verso, each framed. *(Most sheets with a minor, inconspicuous printing defect in the upper part of the red area). Additional imperfections to individual sheets include: II.54 Old Fashioned Vegetable: creasing at lower left corner of the sheet in the unprinted area, a light rectangular scuff mark in the silver at lower left, a printing defect (?) in the black and silver at lower left II. 55 Scotch Broth: a tiny, inconspicuous damp stain at lower sheet edge II.56 Vegetarian Vegetable: an inconspicuous linear mark in the in the second 'e' of 'vegetarian', a short handling crease in the red at left II. 57 New England Clam Chowder: a slight undulation in the sheet, a tiny mark in the 'p' of 'soup', a short handling crease in the silver at upper centre II.58 Chicken 'n Dumplings: a triangular, skinned stain in the unprinted area at lower right, minor indentations in the black and silver at lower centre II. 59 Hot Dog Bean: more conspicuous indentations in the silver at upper centre and a few minor semi-circular indentations in the silver at lower centre, a damp stain in the unprinted area at lower left II. 60 Oyster Stew: minor creasing at the left sheet edge and at the lower right sheet corner, soiling verso. *(A tiny printing defect in the 'C' of 'Campbell's) II. 61 Tomato-Beef Noodle O's: more conspicuous indentations in the silver at upper centre (broken through very slightly in places), more conspicuous scuffing in the silver and red areas, diagonal creasing at the upper left corner of the sheet, pale damp-staining across the lower sheet edge, (a printing defect (?) in the upper half of the red where a light layer of silver ink makes this area appear slightly lighter in colour) II.62 Golden Mushroom: a pale stain in the lower right margin, pale damp-staining and a small nick at the lower sheet edge, occasional small spots of minor soiling, a tiny abrasion and associated nick in the upper right margin II. 63 Cheddar Cheese: a 2cm vertical tear at left of the lower sheet edge (affecting the signature verso), pale damp-staining across the lower sheet edge, creasing at lower left and right sheet corners, a diagonal abrasion at the right sheet edge just affecting the printed area, a tiny abrasion in the gold
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